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SFWMD holding seminars on water grants available large water users

Program provides grants for projects that save millions of gallons of water each year WHAT: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will host a series of seminars to provide information on funding assistance for water conservation projects through the Water Savings Incentive Program (WaterSIP). The seminars will include a general overview of the water [...]

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Ron Klein responds to Obama’s speech

From the office of Ron Klein after President Obama’s State of the Union Address: Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) called for action to reduce our country’s deficit following the State of the Union address, delivered by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress this evening. Klein, who will be introducing a three-pronged strategy to [...]

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Haitians flowing into South Florida after earthquake

Updated Jan. 28 – Broward Public Schools has enrolled 283 Haitian refugee students in local schools. After the earthquake in Haiti, Broward County, along with Miami-Dade have been a hub for receiving quake victims, with many staying in the area after arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Miami | Read More »

South Florida rescue team returns from Haiti after rescuing four survivors

Fire rescue Nathanial Lasseur and Robert Belizairehug as emotions overtake them upon returning from their native country of Haiti.

There will be a fundraiser for Caring House Project Sunday, January 24 from 3pm till 2 am at the Sunset Blue, on NE 33rd St. in Fort Lauderdale (two blocks north of Oakland Park Blvd. off A1A). Five bands are scheduled to play along with drinks, booths, raffles and more. Learn more at http://destination33rd.com/EventSB0.aspx. Support [...]

January 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Strong breeding season for wading birds indicate healthier environment in Everglades


The 2009 breeding season was exceptionally good for wading birds in South Florida, with a most noteworthy improvement for the federally endangered wood stork, according to a South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) report.

January 7th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Everglades,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Loretta LaRoche at Caldwell Theatre


Join Loretta LaRoche for one day only in Boca Raton in her Lighten Up Tour! Loretta will be performing at The Caldwell Theatre on Friday, January 15th at 2:00pm. Loretta is returning, hot off of her PBS show taping, with cutting-edge information which audiences of any age will want to incorporate into their life. With [...]

December 16th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Year round water conservation now a standard in South Florida


Recognizing the need to conserve water and increase protection for South Florida’s water resources, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board unanimously approved sweeping year-round water conservation measures that place permanent limits on landscape irrigation throughout the region. Developed with input from water users across the region after more than two years and [...]

November 14th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Recreation,Water management | Read More »

U2 coming to Miami next summer;tickets going on sale


When it wraps up this week, the U2 360° Tour will have played to over 3 million fans in just 44 cities. With record shattering sales including the largest attendance at the Rose Bowl last evening as well as setting the all time record at New York’s Giant stadium where the audience surpassed that of [...]

October 26th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Local news,Miami,Music | Read More »

SFWMD Extends Hydrologic Monitoring Agreements

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board has renewed two long-standing cooperative agreements with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to continue hydrologic monitoring across the District’s 16-county region. Under the agreements, the USGS Integrated Science Centers in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will collect and share data from more than 570 monitoring stations throughout [...]

October 8th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Economic Outlook for Southeast Florida to be Examined at Meeting at NSU

Experts will discuss the economic outlook for key industries in Southeast Florida at a meeting at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on Oct. 23. Titled “Economic Outlook for Southeast Florida,” the meeting will feature presentations on international trade, housing and hospitality industries from local leaders. The event is being presented by the Economics and Finance Association [...]

October 7th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Davie,Events,Local news | Read More »

Hollywood to Welcome Inbound Trade Mission from Costa Rica on Tuesday, October 20

The City of Hollywood in partnership with the Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Broward Alliance will host a group of business owners and representatives from Costa Rica on Tuesday, October 20, 2009.  A welcome ceremony for the delegation will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Hollywood City Hall, in Room 219, located at 2600 [...]

October 7th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news | Read More »

South Florida’s finest couples being honored Oct. 2 to raise funds for cystic fibrosis

Adam and Rhonda Black, honorees, with co-chair William E. Lewis

South Florida’s most outstanding couples will be honored for their success in business, leadership in the community, and unparalleled support of charitable causes.  The CF Foundation will celebrate the couples’ power in partnership and recognize their accomplishments on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. This [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Volunteer opportunities in Hollywood

SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES: Listings below are short-term assignments, projects, or events organized by Volunteer Hollywood. The listing(s) below require a few hours of commitment. Cash for Trash: Boulevard Heights Lend a hand to Boulevard Heights by beautifying its neighborhood through trash collection. With each trash bag collected, the neighborhood association earns $5 towards its association fund. [...]

September 16th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Hollywood,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Coconut Creek wins green award

The City of Coconut Creek, Florida has earned the Audubon Green Community Award from Audubon International, a non-profit environmental organization.  The award will be presented at the City Hall on September 15th, 2009, at 3pm. “The City of Coconut Creek has demonstrated a strong commitment to embodying the ideals of sustainability – economic vitality, environmental [...]

August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Environmental | Read More »

Local Florida National Guard leaving for Iraq

Military leaders, civilian dignitaries, friends and family gathered at the Callaway Armory in West Palm Beach this morning to honor more than 100 members of the 1218th transportation company, many who were raised locally in South Florida. The unit is scheduled to depart next week, and will travel to Camp Shelby, Miss., for additional training. [...]

July 8th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Military | Read More »

Wasserman-Schultz comments on new federal legislation for homes, credit cards

It’s Time To Protect the Everyday American Consumer By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz In this time of economic hardship, helping Americans is more important than ever.  The people of the United States keep this country strong by participating in our economy and they deserve to have their rights protected—to feel safe in their purchases, loans, [...]

June 8th, 2009 | Posted in Families,National politics | Read More »

Fourth Annual Broward County Hurricane Preparedness Expo and Open House

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center during a hurricane or other natural or man-made disaster? Broward County residents will have the opportunity to witness a simulated activation exercise and see first-hand how County Government responds in an emergency at the County’s Fourth Annual Hurricane Expo and Open [...]

May 8th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

SFWMD urging conservation of water due to rainfall deficits

For the year, South Florida is behind 5.37 inches its normal rainfall amount. Despite the amount of recent rainfall, the region has only had 1.96 inches of rain through March 31, for a total deficit of 8.43 inches since the dry season started in November. However, Lake Okeechobee is still two feet higher than it [...]

April 1st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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